If it's possible to feature a film that an entire family could enjoy yet not fit neatly into any particular box, Abel's Field may just be the one.
Abel's Field is a faith-based film about forgiveness, redemption and God's hope in a small Texas town.
The Film is " A Heartening Story of Compassion, family, friendship and finding faith" said by Francine Brokaw, LA Family.
The Beauty of Abel's field is that it is not the cut from the same mold earlier faith based movies like Facing the Giants and Courageous. And it is largely a different approach on telling the faith story.
Summing up the film:
To tell about this story, Abel's Field focused on the relationship of two men, whose paths cross at very different points in their life.
Abel is left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters.
At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel SOUL SURFER'S Kevin Sorbo, Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles.
As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
One critical scene pits Seth and Abel in an unexpected deep conversation where Seth has nowhere else to turn."Do you believe in God?" Seth asks his mentor."Yes," Abel replies stoically."Do you believe in Jesus?" Seth ups the ante."I do," Abel confirms.
Abel's Field lacks a preachy tone, but makes up for it by letting the story reveal the ultimate message that true hope and forgiveness can be found in a relationship with God.
He gets beaten up by the football team players for no reason, and when he finally decides to fight back, the football coach punishes him, so now he has a third job, working with a man named Abel to install a sprinkler system for the football field.
There's a scene where he's a passenger in a car with a girl he took out on a date and her friends, and they're exclaiming over what dresses they will be buying for Homecoming; it seems rather frivolous compared to what he's going through. There's also a sad part where one of his sisters asks him if "they're okay," because the bread in the freezer has "fuzz" (mold) on it.